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Marvin Abney
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Rhode Island House of Representatives District 73
In office
Term ends
January 6, 2015
Years in position 2
Base salary$14,185.95/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolDunbar High School
Bachelor'sStephen F. Austin State University
Master'sWebster University (1982), University of Rhode Island (2000)
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service20 years
Date of birthNovember 10, 1949
Office website
Marvin L. Abney (b. November 10, 1949) is a Democratic member of the Rhode Island House of Representatives, representing District 73. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.


Abney earned his bachelor's degree in Public Administration at Stephen F. Austin State University in 1975, his master’s of management from Webster University in 1982, his master’s of business administration from the University of Rhode Island in 2000 and a certificate of advanced graduate study in educational leadership from Johnson and Wales University in 2005.

His professional experience includes working as executive assistant to the commissioner for the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Abney served as a Major in the United States Army for 20 years, including a stint as the company commander at NATO Headquarters in Belgium.[1]

Committee assignments


At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Abney served on the following committees:

Rhode Island Committee Assignments, 2013
Veterans' Affairs
Health, Education and Welfare



See also: Rhode Island House of Representatives elections, 2012

Abney won election in the 2012 election for Rhode Island House of Representatives District 73. Abney defeated David Carlin Jr. in the September 11 Democratic primary and was unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 73, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarvin Abney 98.6% 3,697
     Other Write-in 1.4% 53
Total Votes 3,750
Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 73 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarvin Abney 70.1% 612
David Carlin, Jr. 29.9% 261
Total Votes 873

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Marvin Abney is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Marvin Abney raised a total of $3,980 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 12, 2013.[4]

Marvin Abney's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Rhode Island House of Representatives, District 73 Won $3,980
Grand Total Raised $3,980


Marvin Abney won election to the Rhode Island House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Marvin Abney raised a total of $3,980.
Rhode Island House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Marvin Abney's campaign in 2012
Hodges, Paula$200
Ironworkers Local 37$200
Rhode Island House Leadership Pac$100
Fund for Democratic Priorities$100
Rhode Island Laborers$100
Total Raised in 2012$3,980
Source:Follow the Money


Abney and his wife, Cheryl Lynn, have three children.

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Preceded by
J. Russell Jackson (D)
Rhode Island House of Representatives - District 73
Succeeded by